Nigerian Breweries

Topics: Nigeria, Brewing, Beer Pages: 2 (510 words) Published: May 15, 2011
Nigerian Breweries
 | Nigerian Breweries Plc, the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria, was incorporated in 1946 and recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR Lager beer rolled off the bottling lines in its Lagos Brewery in June 1949. This was followed by Aba Brewery which was commissioned in 1957, Kaduna Brewery in 1963 and Ibadan Brewery in 1982. In September 1993, the company acquired its fifth brewery in Enugu while in October 2003, a sixth brewery, sited at Ama in Enugu state was commissioned.

Ama Brewery is the biggest brewery in Nigeria and the most modern in the world. Operations in Enugu brewery was discontinued in 2004. Thus, from its humble beginning in 1946, the company now has five operational breweries from which its high quality products are distributed to all parts of this great country.

Nigerian Breweries Plc keeps pace with key international developments, thus ensuring that its systems, processes and operational procedures are always in conformity with world-class standards.

It is in line with this policy that the company established a Research and Development Centre in 1987 to enhance its research activities on all aspects of brewing operations.

Nigerian Breweries Plc is a socially responsible corporate citizen with a very good record of corporate philanthropy in the areas of education, the environment (water) and sports, among others.

The company in 1994 established an Education Trust Fund of N100 million to take more active part in the funding of educational and research facilities in higher institutions, all in an effort to provide and encourage academic excellence in Nigeria. This is in addition to its secondary and university scholarship programme for children of its employees.

Nigerian Breweries Plc is the foremost sponsor of sports by variety in the country with sponsorship covering Football, Athletics, Tennis, Cycling, Chess, Golf, Badminton,...
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